IMPRESS Trust in Journalism Conference 2020

The IMPRESS Trust in Journalism Conference 2020 took place across the afternoons of 23 to 25 November, all online.

Over 500 people from 50+ different countries subscribed to attend the conference.

The programme

The Conference was organised under the general theme of "Building trust in unpredented times". Each day of the conference was organised under a specific theme.

DAY 1 |  Standards in News: Ethics, Race and Harassment

  • Reporting race: Time to reassess editorial standards on discrimination?
  • Journos on journos: Journalism and mental health
  • Feeling harassed? Managing, avoiding and preventing threats and abuse in journalism

DAY 2 | Public Interest News: Unlocking Potential (Co-organised in partnership with the Public Interest News Foundation)

  • Conversation: Public interest news today
  • Unlocking potential: Public interest news worldwide
  • How plural is the independent news sector - really?
  • Publishers roundtable: Realising news potential

DAY 3 |  Journalism Online: Shifting Boundaries

  • Journalism online: breaking new ground, keeping it ethical
  • Uncovering the truth: Newsgathering online and offline
  • Verifying sources in Covid-19 times
  • Who regulated free speech?

The speakers

The lineup of speakers included a wide range of media professionals, based in the UK and internationally.

Speakers included the following organisations:

  • Bellingcat
  • Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Centre for Media Monitoring
  • Dart Center Europe
  • European Journalism Centre
  • Google
  • ICFJ Knight Fellowship
  • Independent Community News Network (ICNN)
  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue
  • Media Diversity Institute
  • Naked Politics
  • New Internationalist
  • Now Then Magazine
  • NUJ Black Members Council
  • Online Media Law
  • Oversight Board set up to make 'independent decisions regarding content on Facebook and Instagram'
  • PA Media
  • Plant Based News
  • Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI) (Australia)
  • Star and Crescent
  • The Conversation UK
  • The Economist
  • the Ethical Journalism Network
  • The Guardian
  • The Overtake
  • Unedited:
  • Volt Data Lab
  • WebRoots Democracy


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